American Airlines bumps up prices for checked bags

American Airlines is raising the price of a first and second checked bag by $5 each, to $30 for a first checked bag and $40 for a second checked bag.

The change is being implemented for tickets purchased from today for travel in the US and other North America and Caribbean destinations.

The previous bag fees will apply for tickets purchased prior to this change.

This is the first time American has changed its domestic checked bag fees since 2010 and follows similar changes made by other airlines.